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For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand

Rand, Ayn

Published by Random House, New York, 1961
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Stated Second Printing. Black full-cloth boards, embossed cover initials and gilt spine titles w/lt. blue accents, fine. Pages fine, no writing. Dk. green endpapers. Bind strong; hinges intact. Dj moderate edge wear, rub, chip, discoloration; unclipped 3.95 w/classic image of Rand at back - protected in new, clear sleeve. Very attractive. Near fine example in near very good wrapper. The author of Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead presents the essentials of her philosophy. Rand's first non-fiction volume shortly following her magnum opus - Atlas Shrugged. She authoritatively challenges the prevalent philosophical doctrines of our time - and the guilt, panic and despair they create. Rand proposes a new moral philosophy - an ethic of rational self-interest - that stands in sharp opposition to the ethics of self-sacrifice. The fundamentals of this morality are set forth. She categorizes various participants in human history, who have been a force for evil, as being an Attila or a Witch Doctor. An Attila is one who uses physical or brute force to accomplish goals. A Witch Doctor (a philosopher, religious person, or type of intellectual) utilizes the written or spoken word to persuade or intimidate individuals to counter rational minds, often to the advantage of an Attila. She concludes the title essay by explaining the necessity for a type of new intellectual obtaining prominence. The new intellectual promotes the use of reason to persuade his or her fellow men and women; as opposed to the threat of force in order to persuade by fear. 242 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018743

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Title: For the New Intellectual: The Philosophy of ...

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Book

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